Nimbus Arts presents our “Perch and Ponder: Owls of Remembrance” Día de los Muertos Community Art Installation in reverence of the majestic owl. Prehistoric cave paintings of owls prove they are one of the oldest birds in existence. Owl species exist on every continent except Antarctica. Throughout history people have regarded owls with fascination and awe. In ancient Greece, owls were connected with the wisdom of the soul, and in early Indian folklore, owls represent wisdom and helpfulness, and have powers of prophecy, while in Mexican culture some believe the spirit of the owl guides newly departed souls to the afterlife. These themes recur in the myths and legends of cultures around the world.
In celebration of Día de los Muertos, we invite you to draw, paint, and alter our 100 wooden owl forms in any way you wish.
There are only 100 owl kits available, so register today to get yours while supplies last!
Once you register for a free kit, you will receive information on when and where to pick up your kit and drop off your finished artwork. The community art installation will be on display for two weeks from Monday, October 25th until Sunday, November 7th in downtown St. Helena and Calistoga.
The “Perch and Ponder: Owls of Remembrance” community art program is generously sponsored by the City of St. Helena and the Arts Council Napa Valley. We are deeply thankful for their support.